Growing Through Grief Eastland offers peer support programmes for children, young people and adults who are experiencing change, loss and grief in their lives. These programmes teach ways to understand and adapt to a broad range of changes and losses in life and coping skills for going forward.
Being a Companion requires a level of skill or natural ability for listening, group facilitation, and the understanding of children and grief.
Once trained, it means coming to a one-hour group session, once a week for 9 weeks in a school term. The programmes are either run afterschool or during school hours based at a local school. As a volunteer, you would come each week 15 minutes before the groups start to ready yourself and stay afterwards to pack up your room and be part of our group debrief where we discuss how that week went for you as a companion. The debrief runs for up to 30mins. Tuesday 4 - 5 pm - negotiable
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Youth & Children